This presidential address assesses the crisis of the Downsian model of political competition in light of the mounting evidence on policy divergence and evaluates the possibility that the new theories of politicians’ quality and political selection provide an alternative theoretical conceptualization of political competition. Based on a critical review of the literature and on the author’s works on content analysis of policy speeches, income redistribution, politicians’ quality, and political legislation cycles, this address concludes that multidimensional Downsian models of political competition are adequate to explain policy divergence and points out the serious theoretical and empirical problems that models of political selection have to solve.

Padovano, F. (2013). Are we witnessing a paradigm shift in the analysis of political competition?. PUBLIC CHOICE, 156(3-4), 631-651 [10.1007/s11127-012-9920-5].

Are we witnessing a paradigm shift in the analysis of political competition?

PADOVANO, Fabio
2013-01-01

Abstract

This presidential address assesses the crisis of the Downsian model of political competition in light of the mounting evidence on policy divergence and evaluates the possibility that the new theories of politicians’ quality and political selection provide an alternative theoretical conceptualization of political competition. Based on a critical review of the literature and on the author’s works on content analysis of policy speeches, income redistribution, politicians’ quality, and political legislation cycles, this address concludes that multidimensional Downsian models of political competition are adequate to explain policy divergence and points out the serious theoretical and empirical problems that models of political selection have to solve.
2013
Padovano, F. (2013). Are we witnessing a paradigm shift in the analysis of political competition?. PUBLIC CHOICE, 156(3-4), 631-651 [10.1007/s11127-012-9920-5].
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